Jamaica football hunts for bigger FIFA say

By February 11, 2019
Michael Ricketts Michael Ricketts

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president Michael Ricketts wants his organisation to play a greater role in making decisions that affect the game the world over. 

The JFF used to have some say when its late president, Captain Horace Burrell, ran its affairs, but he was the last representative to hold a post at either the CONCACAF or FIFA level.

“It is a process, and I have been in office a little over a year, but the truth is that FIFA has a lot of respect for Jamaica, and they have a lot of respect for how we operate as a federation,” said Ricketts.

According to Ricketts, Burrell left a legacy of respect for the JFF that the organisation will seek to maintain.

“Certainly, we are looking forward to this because Captain Horace Burrell was a member of the executive committee for Concacaf and FIFA, and so Jamaica is fairly influential around the Caribbean. I am pretty certain that later on, somebody will sit on one of the executive committees,” he said.

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